My great aunt’s homemade Florentine tray bakes – recipe


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This recipe was one my mum had in her many cook books and is my great auntie Joan’s recipe. I remember mum used to make these for us when we were younger. I thought I’d share it with you, and also test out my tray bake skills.

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Mum’s cook books

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The florentine tray bakes

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What you will need . . .
– 8oz of crushed digestive biscuits
– 3-4oz of melted margarine
– 1oz Demerara sugar
– 3oz of chopped walnuts
– 2oz of flaked almonds
– 3oz of chopped cherries (I don’t really like cherries so I did 2oz cherries and 1oz sultanas)
– 1 small tin of condensed milk

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What you need to do . . .
1. Melt together the margarine and sugar, crush the biscuits and add them together.

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2. Pour the biscuit mix onto a shallow tray and press down so it covers the sheet and is level.

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3. Chop up the walnuts and cherries and place them in a bowl with the flaked almonds and in my case sultanas too, and mix together. Then pour and spread into your biscuit base.

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4. Once everything is spread out evenly and the biscuit base is covered partly open the condensed milk.

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5. Drizzle the condensed milk all over the fruit and nuts.

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6. Place in the oven at 130oC and bake for 15-20 mins.

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7. When baked remove from oven and leave to cool. Once cooled cut into squares and serve.

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Hope you try them out and enjoy them!
Love

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